Local 396 has refused to call a general membership meeting for its 10K UPS members that it represents to discuss this contract. In past administrations, the Officers of the Local have always assembled the membership and gauged the sentiments of the membership. This time around, the Officers are secretly trying to get select members to do the bidding of the Local by asking some members to "sell" the contract for them. Instead of the Officers and BA's of the Local standing at the gates of each hub answering questions and informing the membership, they hide at the office refusing to take calls and allowing those calls to go to voice mail. The sacrificial lambs silly enough to sell out for a T-Shirt and a leather brief case stand in their place, unable to explain the contract and looking silly at best. This contract and its riders and addendums have embarassed us all as Teamsters. Peace.